When it comes to skincare, one of the most common requests that we have from clients at VBeauty Spa is to ensure that their skin looks as flawless and radiant as possible. If you’re looking to enhance your confidence and rejuvenate your skin, opting for dermal fillers can be the ideal solution.
Dermal fillers are a quick and safe way to restore youthful skin or sculpt the cheekbones you’ve always dreamed of having. These injectable products plump hollows, lines and wrinkles or lift, sculpt and contour the face. With an experienced, talented injector, the results are subtle and natural — all while never looking overdone. You can truly transform your appearance with just a few enhancements.
Dermal fillers come in a base of hyaluronic acid (HA), which is a carefully-selected ingredient that is integral to human skin. Hyaluronic acid is naturally produced by our body and adds plumpness to the surface of our skin. As a result, dermal fillers serve to easily mimic our own restorative processes. If you’re looking for a dermal filler clinic in the Toronto area, book a free consultation with our experienced practitioner and discover how this procedure can transform your look and confidence. At VBeauty Spa we specialize in tear trough fillers, chin & jawline contouring with dermal fillers as well as collagen stimulation fillers such as Radiesse & Sculptra. One of our specialty treatments is ‘Russian lips’ technique for lip fillers to define vermilion border and highlight lip contour.
As we age our bodies stop producing collagen and elastin — both of which help maintain our skin’s firmness and fullness. Over time, we deplete our body’s store of collagen and elastin and our skin starts to wrinkle, sag and lose its fullness. At VBeauty Spa, we often find that this common process is a concern to our clients. However, with options on the market such as dermal fillers, there is an easy fix available.
Dermal fillers “fill in” sagging or hollow areas and restore the volume that gets lost with age. The results? A refreshed, more youthful-looking appearance that turns the clock back for our patients. Although dermal fillers are ideal for rejuvenating the skin, they can also contour and create definition as well. Because they add volume to the skin, fillers can “build” more prominent cheekbones, a stronger jawline or whatever feature you want to enhance. In this way, dermal fillers are the ideal tool to subtly re-sculpt the face and provide you with the profile and appearance that you’ve always desired.
It’s important to note that dermal fillers work differently from BOTOX®, which paralyzes muscles to relax and soften wrinkles. Dermal fillers simply inject a substance that fills in areas underneath the skin’s surface in order to restore or reshape a client’s face in exactly the way that he or she desires.
Whether you’re looking to enhance your cheekbones or try under eye filler, Toronto residents can revolutionize their appearance with a dedicated and experienced practitioner at VBeauty Spa. We also offer our services to residents of Mississauga, Etobicoke, Scarborough, Brampton and the GTA at large, as well as residents from outside cities such as Barrie, Hamilton, Burlington and more!
If you’re visiting an aesthetic medical spa for a transformative experience, it’s understandable that you would want a fast and effective procedure. The results from hyaluronic acid-based fillers are immediate, though it can take anywhere from 7-10 days to see optimal results. After a week or so, the treatment fully settles and swelling/redness subside, so you can see the “full effect” of the process.
Clients should be aware that while they’re long-lasting, the effects of dermal fillers will eventually wear off. Results can last anywhere from 4 months to 3 years depending on the type of filler used. You will need additional treatments if you want to maintain your look, so it’s important to schedule in follow up appointments if you want to refresh your fillers after your initial consultation and procedure.
Before your dermal fillers, you’ll meet with me for a free consultation. I’ll get to know you and your medical history and discuss the areas you wish to have treated. Because dermal fillers can change the shape of your face, I want a firm understanding of the results you’re looking for. This way we can determine the best course of treatment and tailor the process entirely to your vision and skin type.
Dermal fillers may react with some medications, supplements and skincare products. As a result, we advise avoiding the following for at least a week before your appointment:
Aspirin, Gingko Biloba, Ginseng, Ibuprofen, Omega-3 fatty acids, St John’s Wort and Vitamin E, “anti-aging” products such as Tretinoin (Retin-A), Retinols, Retinoids and Glycolic Acid.
It’s also important that you avoid any treatments during active infections and while on antibiotics.
You should also avoid waxing, bleaching, tweezing or using hair removal cream on the treatment area for 3 days before your appointment. It’s crucial that your skin is in good condition and free from recent irritants in order to ensure that the dermal fillers procedure is easy and seamless for you and produces the best overall results.
The whole procedure, depending on how many areas you’re having treated, takes about 30 minutes. When I inject dermal fillers, I’m “sculpting” your face. I need to inject a little, look at your face and inject a little more. Consider it an art form —if it’s done carefully, it will be a masterpiece. As each client’s face and skin type is different, as well as the results they wish to achieve, I always take my time to tailor my approach to your specific needs and vision throughout the entire process and procedure.
To begin with, we’ll review the treatment areas we discussed in our consultation. I’ll offer ice or numbing cream if you’re concerned about pain at the injection site. After cleaning and marking the treatment area, I’ll use a microneedle or cannula and gradually inject fillers into the treatment area to achieve the desired effect. You can check out the results to make sure they’re what you wanted! Remember that you’ll be a bit swollen, though this should subside gradually after your appointment.
If you have any questions about the procedure, you can contact our office before or afterward. Our free consultation service also offers you the chance to have all of your queries addressed before you book your first appointment.
While the procedure is a simple one, there’s a little bit of downtime after getting dermal fillers. Most people experience minor swelling or bruising, which should subside within a few days. We recommend allowing at least a week to fully recover, which is why you should consider booking an appointment during a time when you have a few days to recuperate and enjoy relaxing afterwards.
After your dermal filler treatment, you should also:
- Remain upright for 3–4 hours
- Avoid rubbing or pressing on the affected area for 3–4 hours
- Avoid other cosmetic treatments like peels or lasers for at least 24 hours
- Avoid vigorous exercise or bending for 3-4 hours
- Stay out of the sun until any redness and swelling subside
- Sleep with your head propped up to reduce swelling
If you’re uncomfortable after your treatment, you can take Acetaminophen/Ibuprofen and apply a cold compress — but don’t apply too much pressure. It’s important to be gentle and treat your skin with care during this time period in order to ensure the best results and the easiest recovery process.
Don’t forget your follow-up appointment! Come back 10-14 days after treatment to make sure you look just as you wanted. We can make adjustments if necessary and I can make sure that we’ve achieved all of your personal skincare aims. After you’ve tried one procedure, you might want to use dermal fillers to enhance another aspect of your face. If you live around Yorkville, lip injections, cheekbone sculpting, facial rejuvenation and more are all available at VBeauty Spa.
Brands of Dermal Fillers I typically use:
Restylane, Juvederm, Teoxane, Stylage, Radiesse, Sculptra